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Press Release Fun: Mathical Book Prize Now Accepting Submissions for 2016

mathical-book-prize-logo-vertical-rgb-transparent-200px-wide-150dpiOh, my stars and garters.  You lucky authors out there that have written books with math in them in some way are in for a treat.  The Mathical Book Prize is now accepting submissions from all comers, be they picture books, middle grade, or YA.  What is this prize of which I speak?  In its own words:

The 2017 Mathical Book Prize seeks both new and previously published titles that connect literacy to encouraging children in grades PreK-12 to engage in mathematical thinking!

Mathical Winners and Honor Books come from all genres and publishers, and include fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picture books, introductions to big ideas in science and technology, biographies of people around the world who loved math, and more.

Mathical Books aren’t textbooks or workbooks, but stories that include a wide variety of topics that build math literacy, encourage exploration, and inspire kids to see math as a way to interact with the world around them. For a list of previous winners and honor books, visit

The Mathical Book Prize is organized by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley, California, in partnership with the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), two of America’s largest professional educator associations.

Deadline for submission: September 22, 2016

So get on this, people.  Math doesn’t get a lot of attention these days.  Let’s see what we can’t do to turn a little attention its way.


About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.